Is there anything that screams summer more than heirloom tomatoes?! I’m going to go ahead and answer that question for you with a big NOPE! Just add a little basil and you have the ultimate combination of summer flavors in these Roasted Heirloom Tomato & Vegan Pumpkin Seed Pesto Toasts!
This recipe is made with a thick pesto that replaces your typical pine nuts with pumpkin seeds beneath layers of perfectly roasted tomatoes. Get ready to buy all the tomatoes to make this addicting recipe all summer long.
Yes give me all the summer tomatoes: Jump to Recipe
#wesaytomatoes Food Blogger Collaboration
Part of the reason I decided to create these Heirloom Tomato Toasts was for a seasonal recipe collaboration with several other food bloggers. I was incredibly excited to be invited to participate in this months tomato theme and this is my official contribution to #wesaytomatoes.
If you’re interested in seeing some of the other recipes that are a part of this collaboration, you can search the hashtag on Instagram. There are some seriously talented bloggers participating and a whole bunch of tomato recipes you don’t want to miss!
P.S- If you are reading this and happen to be wonderfing if you should start a food blog, stop waiting and go do it today! The community is awesome and I’m honestly sad I waited this long to take the plunge and connect with so many other wonderful foodies.
Now about That Recipe!
Step 1: Slice your Toast! You can use any gluten-free bread in this recipe or even a sourdough toast if you aren’t sensitive to gluten.
Step 2: Make your Pesto! I like to soak my cashews in the morning and then make the pesto as soon as I get home from work in the evening. However, if you forget this step and are in a time crunch, you can always soak the cashews in boiling hot water for 1 hour for similar results. From there, just blend all the ingredients together and slather the finished pesto onto each slice of toast. The amount of pesto in this recipe should be enough for about 6-7 toasts.
Step 3: Slice & layer on those heirloom tomatoes! I like to use slices that are 1/4 inch thick and layer them so that there are several sizes and colors of tomato on each toast. For this recipe, I recommend buying 3-4 medium heirloom tomatoes and 3-4 mini heirloom tomatoes of various varieties as this makes the flavor so much better. Get creative and have fun when layering!
Step 4: Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Basil, and a drizzle of Olive Oil! Basically, add all the ingredients that help bring out the flavor of the tomatoes once roasted.
Step 5: Roast those Toasts! Bake for 20-25 minutes @ 400F- Then Eat :).
This is The Perfect Toast of Summer
This toast truly does bring out all the best flavors of summer. It’s always bitter-sweet to see summer coming to an end and even crazier to see that I only have two more summer recipes coming to the blog.
Come mid-September, I’ll be switching gears for Fall and getting back to weekly recipes again (yay!). Not going to lie, I am a Fall girl and am already looking forward to those cooler days, big sweaters, and pumpkin spiced everything. In the meantime, enjoy these last few weeks of hot summer sun and plenty of deliciously ripe tomatoes on everything!